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Sholem Aleichem, The Yiddish Mark Twain

The following guest post by Susan Garfinkel, a research specialist in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, is offered in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. Sholem Aleichem at his writing desk, Saint Petersburg, 1904. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. As additional collections are digitized, those of us who keep an......
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Literary Treasures: Audre Lorde and Marge Piercy, 1982

The following is a guest post by Brooke Biastock, who completed a month-long internship at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center over the Hollins University January 2020 Term. This post is part of our “Literary Treasures” series, which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online......
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Strategies for Planning and Selecting Maps for Exhibits, Displays and Workshops

This is a guest post by Kathy Hart, Head of the Research Access and Collection Development Section in the Geography and Map Division. Libraries and museums often feature maps and related geographic content in digital and analog, large or small exhibits, displays and workshops. When considering the variety of materials......
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Gwendolyn Brooks: “We Real Cool,” Two Ways

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“We Real Cool,” Gwendolyn Brooks. Broadside Press, poster printed 1966. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. {mediaObjectId:'A14F362CBFF600B2E0538C93F11600B2',metadata:["Gwendolyn Brooks reading her poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Jan. 19, 1961"],mediaType:'A',playerSize:'mediumStandard'} When Consultant in Poetry Richard Eberhart invited Gwendolyn Brooks to record her work at the Library in 1961, Brooks was......
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Canals of Washington, DC | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

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Washington, D.C., was established as the “permanent seat of the Federal Government” by the passage of the Residence Act in 1790. This act allowed President George Washington to select the site for the new city anywhere along the banks of the Potomac River between its junction with the Shenandoah River,......
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with 50 Newly Streaming Audio Recordings

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National Poetry Month is at its halfway mark, but we’re still in (virtual) full swing at the Library of Congress, cooking up new ways to bring poetry into your lives and homes. Marianne Moore. Prints & Photographs Division. Of course, our celebration of National Poetry Month wouldn’t be complete without......

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